|Publication number||US7004167 B2|
|Application number||US 10/963,499|
|Publication date||Feb 28, 2006|
|Filing date||Oct 14, 2004|
|Priority date||Oct 16, 2003|
|Also published as||CN2661235Y, US20050081856|
|Publication number||10963499, 963499, US 7004167 B2, US 7004167B2, US-B2-7004167, US7004167 B2, US7004167B2|
|Original Assignee||Yung-Chu Cheng|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (9), Referenced by (9), Classifications (10), Legal Events (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention is related to facemasks having aromatic capsules, and more particularly, to a facemask having a press-to-crack aromatic capsule fixed within the facemask thereof, such that the facemask releases fragrances, dissolves unfavorable odors, and renews vigor through aromatherapy.
2. Description of Related Art
Facemasks are commonly used for separating the respiratory system of the wearer from the outside environment to prevent them from breathing in viruses, bacteria, or polluted air, thus filtering out viruses and bacteria making air cleaner for the wearer.
However, after being used for a period of time, the conventional facemask is liable to produce some unfavorable smells due the exhalations of the wearer. Moreover, breathing is impeded due to the multitude of layers of the mask. Over a period of time this causes the wearer to become dazed and unable to concentrate, thus affecting their work and/or ability to operate a vehicle safety.
Therefore, the inconvenience and disadvantages of the conventional facemask are intended to be improved.
The objective of the present invention is to provide a facemask with aromatic capsules, which a wearer can use the aromatic capsule placed therein when needed so that the wearer may enjoy a pleasant scent, avoid unfavorable odors, and maybe become revitalized.
To achieve the objective described above, this invention provides a facemask having aromatic capsules, wherein the facemask comprises a mask body having an inner cover layer and an outer cover layer, and with at least one press-to-crack aromatic capsule held fixed in between the inner cover layer and the outer cover layer, and two bands disposed at the two sides of the mask body. The aromatic capsule is provided with the fragrance therein.
The foregoing aspects and many of the attendant advantages of this invention will become more readily appreciated as the same becomes better understood by reference to the following detailed description, when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
This invention is characterized by a plurality of aromatic capsules 20 provided with the mask body 10, either within or outside the mask body 10. Most preferably, the plurality of aromatic capsules 20 is provided between the outer cover layer 10 a and the inner cover layer 10 b as shown in
The facemask having an aromatic capsule of this invention is not limited to the planar type facemasks. Any type of facemask in which an aromatic capsule can be sandwiched between the layers of the facemask can use this invention.
Furthermore, the facemask having an aromatic capsule of this invention can contain a fragrance component able to adsorb and dissolve unfavorable odors. Moreover, it can even contain sterilization components. When the conventional facemask collects sweat or other bodily fluids and is giving off unfavorable odors, the aromatic capsule 20 can be pressed to adsorb and dissolve the unfavorable odors to provide the wearer with a more pleasant smell, and thus making the wearer feel more comfortable and in better mood. Moreover, because the fragrance is stored in the capsule to keep from dissipating, the storage life of this facemask is simultaneously prolonged. In addition, since breathing is somewhat affected when wearing the facemask, the aromatic capsule may contain revitalizing fragrance component such as mint, camphor or borneol to reinvigorate the wearer. For example, when operating surgeons have to wear facemasks for a long time and are unable to take them off, then they can press the aromatic capsule to reenergize themselves. Alternatively, when riding a motorcycle, the wearer can press the aromatic capsule if they are feeling tired or unable to concentrate well.
The invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the sprit or essential characteristics thereof. The present embodiments are therefore to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, with the scope of the invention being indicated by the appended claims rather than by the foregoing description and all changes which come within the meaning and range of equivalency of the claims are therefore intended to be embraced therein.
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|U.S. Classification||128/206.19, 128/205.27|
|International Classification||A62B7/10, A62B18/02, A62B29/00, A41D13/11, A62B23/02|
|Cooperative Classification||A62B23/025, A41D13/1192|
|Aug 28, 2009||FPAY||Fee payment|
Year of fee payment: 4
|Oct 11, 2013||REMI||Maintenance fee reminder mailed|
|Feb 28, 2014||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|
|Apr 22, 2014||FP||Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee|
Effective date: 20140228